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Farm Production Technician

Farm Production Technician ? Frankfort, IN
Position Title: Farm Production Technician
Position Reports To: Research Farm Manager
Approx. # of People Supervised: 0
Job Grade: N2
Department: Research
Location: Frankfort, IN
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt (Hourly)
Summary/Purpose of Position:
The primary responsibility is to execute the daily tasks and standard operating procedures in the gilt development and gestation/breeding unit for production and research needs in a breed to wean sow facility. This person will also be responsible for maintaining and providing proper animal care and well-being at all times.
Primary Job Responsibilities/Duties:
Perform daily operations of swine production (feeding, heat checking, breeding, animal movement, piglet processing, power washing, administering medications and vaccinations, and adjusting feeders as needed).
Conduct necessary research measurements as needed for a trial. This includes weighing sows, pigs and feeders, collecting feed samples, record needed trial data, and daily observations of the pigs and environment.
Coordinate and perform general repairs and maintenance on facility and equipment
Assist other farm employees in completing needed tasks for the day.
Additional Job Responsibilities/Duties
Other duties and responsibilities, as assigned
Typical Work Environment
Majority of work is conducted in an indoor swine confinement environment which includes very dusty, noisy conditions with animals that have unpredictable movements
Minimum Job Qualification Requirements:
Education/Training:
Associates Degree in agriculture or animal science or equivalent professional experience
Relevant Job Experience:
1-2 years professional experience in swine production
Specialized Job/Technical Knowledge:
Knowledge of swine reproduction principles and procedures
Knowledge of general maintenance techniques
Knowledge of general safety principles
Knowledge of research and data collection/reporting techniques
Non-Technical Skills and Abilities:
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent communications skills
Ability to solve problems effectively and efficiently
Ability to identify and discern possible safety issues
Champion of United Animal Health cultural values
Licenses/Certification:
None
Physical Requirements:
Ability to lift 50 lbs. or more periodically
Good body flexibility (much bending and twisting)
Ability to withstand jostling by animals
Good mobility with ability to move fairly quickly
Safety Requirements:
Ear protection in high noise areas
Breathing mask in dusty areas
Follow all company safety procedures and safety regulations
Safety goggles where danger of flying objects is present
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
None
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